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360° convention pictures and movies comming up…

Boys and there toys…


Yes I’m human too, and as a web developer I read blog about what’s hot in web development in 2018. And guess what… 360° images are making their way up…

360 degrees cameras have to fisheye lenses and automatically stitch the images together so you get a real 360 view of the place where you took the pictures. Good quality 360 cameras are getting affordable and easy to use. So your truly ordered one online 🙂

And now for the good news… I will take it with me to the centennial convention in Chicago and will take 360° pictures in the convention hall, plenary, the parade, etc., etc… So, stay tuned for some really nice 360 experiences on the SMiLE Blog and Facebook page.


The picture below is taken during the District 112a convention during voting…

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Nowadays it’s even possible to have 360° video and post them to YouTube. YouTube fully supports this kind of videos by adding navigation controls to view 360° videos. 360° videos are low quality.

The video on the right was shot during a multiple Lions Club inclusion event for people with disabilities, their compnions, families and  friends.

Convention Seminar PPTX versions available for download

Feel free to use parts or the complete presentation, as original or altered as long as you mention SMiLE and its website.
Use the links below to download the PPTX (PowerPoint) files from the last 3 International Convention Social Media Seminars

2016 – Fukuoka – Social Media Seminars – EN
2015 – Hawaii – Social Media Seminars – EN
2014 – Toronto – Social Media Seminars – EN

Find future seminar PPTX files the SMiLE resource section

Chicago Convention SMiLE pin

5 years SMiLE, fifth convention, 3rd SMiLE pin… The principle is still the same, Find us during the Chicago convention and trade a pin for a Selfie. You can find us during one of the Chicago convention social media seminars (SMiLE Seminars) or at the Social Media Lounge in the main convention hall.

As a bonus your Selfie will be featured on the LCI & SMiLE website

If you cannot attend the Chicago Convention, ask your DG or DGE to find us, We’ll give him an extra pin for you

SMiLE | 5 years

September 2012, Europa Forum, Brussels, Belgium, SMiLE founding members Lion Tom Van Kerschaver (LC Brugge Maritime, MD112), Lion Sylvie Louagie (LC Oostende Beaufort, MD112) & Lion Ludwig Van Boxelaer (LC Dendermonde, MD112) present their first presentations about Lions and Social Media. Picked up and supported by LCI SMiLE grew into the information platform that it is today: Social Media for Lions by Lions.

Together with LCI and LCIF SMiLE is celebrating, but much less candles of course. But still something to be proud of. 5 years of informing Lions why and how they can use social media serving the community, helping shaping the public opinion.., connecting mountains… Making friends… serving…

  • Thank you LCI for supporting this project
  • Thank you to all members of the LCI communications Team
  • Thank you to all volunteers
  • Thank you to all active and contributing members
  • Thank you to all seminar attendees
  • Thank you to all visitors of the SMiLE Social Media Lounge
  • Thank you to all our followers
  • Thank you to all who shared our posts
  • Thank you to all…
  • Thank you…

Happy Birthday Lions

One hundred years ago, on June 7th Melvin Jones called to order the first Meeting at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago.

For SMiLE, June 7th 2017 is therefore the birthday of Lions International!

#lions100bday birtday whishes from #lionssmile #lions100

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What better way to honor and celebrate 100 years of Lions than sending a birthday message to all Lions Worldwide using Social Media!

SMiLE create a special webpage especially for that purpose.

Showcase your club or individual birthday wishes to Lions making a short video on Instagram and include the hashtag #Lions100bday. We will make sure your message is display on our ‘Happy Birthday Lions’ page.

To stimulate you and your club, we created a little contest.

On June 15th the SMiLE team will select the 3 best video clips. First, second and third get a small wooden trophy during the international convention in Chicago at the SMiLE/Internet booth. If you or your club do not attend the convention will hand it over to your District Governor.

Post you video message on your own or club instagram account and include #lions100bday in the description!

Don’t know how to make video messages on Instagram or never used instagram before? be sure to check out these SMiLE resources to help you get started

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